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Darling Family Portrait of Prince William, Kate Middleton & Little Prince George Surfaces Online

Showing off a darling brood close to his heart, famed photographer Jason Bell shared a photo of the royal family via Twitter earlier this week and it quickly went viral due to its cuteness. Posing in front of a simple backdrop, Prince...Show More Summary

An Amusing Portrait Series That Captures the Distinct Personalities of Goats and Sheep

9 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

What would it look like if these creatures came into the studio and asked to have their portraits made? In his amusing portrait series “Chattel,” photographer Kevin Horan has visually captured the distinct personality of each Whidbey Island, Washington sheep and goat who posed for his camera, channelling their “inner supermodel” in a strangely anthropomorphic […]

Review: 'Happy Valley'

Amir Bar-Lev's documentaries include "The Tillman Story," about a friendly-fire casualty in Afghanistan, and "My Kid Could Paint That," a portrait of an alleged child prodigy and her family. In both films (both excellent), the truth lurks beneath layers of denials and cover-ups designed to...

John Smart 2

12 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Yesterday Philip Mould & Company opened John Smart: A Genius Magnified at the Philip Mould Gallery, 29 Dover Street, London. The portrait shown here is John Smart's Portrait of an Unknown Lady (1777). Since first mentioning this exhibition I've identified the "Unknown Lady". Show More Summary

Bringing Out Our Dead

Will Truman doesn't find the Victorian custom of taking portraits of dead bodies to actually be all that strange. This post is very, very unrelated to the Food Symposium.

Marilyn Monroe Reads Joyce’s Ulysses at the Playground, 1955

During the 1950s, the pioneering photojournalist Eve Arnold took a series of portraits of Marilyn Monroe. The now iconic photos generally present Monroe as a larger-than-life celebrity and sex symbol. Except for one. In 1955, Arnold photographed Monroe reading a worn copy of James Joyce’s modernist classic, Ulysses. Show More Summary

These wildlife portraits are actually naked people slathered in body paint.

18 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

Not sure when camouflage like this would come in handy in nature. (Via) I have no idea who invented the body painting art form, but I'd be willing to bet that it was someone who got tired of being made to feel creepy for wanting to look at naked models contorted in all kinds of weird positions. Show More Summary

Portrait of Marie Prevost in provocative dress, ca. 1918

Image of comedy film starlet Mary Bickford Dunn, aka Marie Prevost full-length, standing, facing right, in provocative dress, ca. 1918. Photograph by Nelson Evans.

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2014 - shortlisted artists and winner

I've just discovered that if you are in the UK you can access RTE - and hence you can watch a short preview on RTE of the inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize 2014.  Here's the link to the programme. It... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Colourful war of words plays out on Gaza's battered walls

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Everywhere you turn, walls in the Gaza Strip are covered with paint -- brightly coloured slogans, political portraits and prose. For youth in the besieged enclave packed with 1.8 million people, graffiti is an important tool for self-expression and fighting back. Show More Summary

Actor Lance Gross is wickedly awesome maternity portrait photographer

Actor Lance Gross says he thinks pregnancy is beautiful and the House of Payne star certainly has an eye for capturing it. The budding photographer took some stunning images of his girlfriend since 2011 Rebecca Jefferson recently. Gross,...Show More Summary

Kurt Cobain Documentary Promises ‘Intimate Portrait’ Of Music Legend

Kurt Cobain’s fully authorized documentary promises a “intimate portrait” of the music legend. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is set to debut on HBO in 2015. The highly anticipated film was directed by Brett Morgen and produced by David Byrnes, Larry Mestel, and Kurt’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain. Show More Summary

What About Bob? New Biography Offers Definitive Portrait

Bob Hope never had a definitive biography. That sounds like the setup for a Red Buttons routine. But seriously, perhaps the most towering comedian and entertainer of he 20 th century never got a definitive biography. The key word is “definitive.” Hope put his name on several ghostwritten memoirs. Show More Summary

30 days… 30 challenges. Starting tomorrow. GO!

In the run-up to Christmas, the guys from Just Go Do It have a great project lined up: 30 challenges for 30 different days, ranging from self portraits, nature photographs, candid photographs, photographs starting with B… All manner of awesome challenges.  Best of all? The challenge is so simple: If you are given 24 hours […]

Family man, or drug cartel "coordinator"?

yesterdayNews / Crime : Crimesider

Judge weighs conflicting portraits of drug trafficker Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez before issuing sentence

This Photographer Took Portraits of College Grads Living at Home — Design News

Rising student loan debt and a weak economy mean more and more college graduates are moving back home with mom and dad. In his series Boomerang Kids, photographer Damon Casarez (a boomerang kid himself) shares portraits of people in this transitional situation. READ MORE »

Beautiful portraits of animals by photographer Brad Wilson

yesterdayOdd : Kottke.org

For his recently released book Wild Life, Brad Wilson shot photos of all kinds of animals on a black background, resulting in unusually expressive portraits. Reminds me of Jill Greenberg's monkey portraits...expressive in the same way. Tags: books Brad Wilson Jill Greenberg photography

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones find mutual orbit in 'Theory of Everything'

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones had an idea — and both will now admit that the notion was "completely bonkers" — on the second day of filming "The Theory of Everything," the moving portrait of the marriage between theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane...

Brooke Shaden Explains How To Light Portraits With Nothing But A House Lamp

Brooke Shaden is the kind of inventive photographer who prefers to do-it-herself rather than spends wheelbarrows of money on expensive studio lighting and modifiers. Instead, Shaden challenges us to get creative with what resources we have available to us. In this case, it was one or two basic house lamps from Ikea. (And if you [...]Show More Summary

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